Sunday, January 15, 1 – 3:30 pm, Asian Cultural Center of Vermont (ACCVT) presents

the Lunar New Year Festival of Vietnam, Korea and China

  • in downtown Brattleboro at the Brattleboro Museum (BMAC),
  • 10 Vernon Street at the junction of Routes 5, 119 and 142.
  • Ushering in the Year of the Dragon,
  • this annual celebration begins with lots of food: it’s a potluck. Bring a dish or some refreshments to share, either Asian or non-Asian, whatever you can manage.
  • There will be a craft and coloring table for younger children,
  • t’ai chi and Chinese exercises,
  • martial arts demonstrations,
  • group calligraphy mural,
  • Lunar New Year song, and more.
  • Then enters the giant Vietnamese Dragon, forever in dance with the heavenly pearl in a community parade along Main Street.
  • For southeastern Vermont, this is the ninth annual event of its kind.
  • Thanks to Marlboro College Asian Studies Department, Seth Harter, Director for the loan of the dragon.
  • Thanks also to BMAC for hosting the event
  • and to Brattleboro School of Budo for their collaboration.
  • For further information, contact ACCVT Executive Director Adam Silver at (802) 257-7898 extension 1 or (802) 579-9088 or ACCVT Board President Michelle Mahin at (413) 244-3016.
  • Parking is available in the lot at 28 Vernon Street.
  • Order of activities:
  • 1:00-1:45pm: Food/Potluck.
  • 1:35pm: Sharing Asian New Year Songs.
  • 1:45-2:15pm: Martial Arts demonstrations.
  • 2:15-2:40pm: Group exercise and T’ai Chi.
  • 2:40-3:15pm: The Parade of the Dragon Chasing the Pearl.
  • 3:15-3:30pm: Group Floor New Year Calligraphy.
  • 3:30pm: Clear-up.
  • The parade will begin inside the Museum, and, keeping to sidewalking and crosswalks, go up Main Street on the east side, cross over at High Street, back on the west side of Main Street, crossing over by Windham Wines, and back into the Museum. Participants should dress warmly for the weather.
  • All ages are welcome to this free public event.
  • Donations to ACCVT, a 501(c)(3) educational resource organization, are always greatly appreciated.

Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese Lunar New Year Festival in Brattleboro

 
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